Things To Do in Connecticut

Connecticut Spotlights

Sloane-Stanley Museum and Kent Furnace

Sloane-Stanley Museum and Kent FurnaceLocated in Kent, near the New York border. The museum features works of art by Eric Sloane who was an artist, author and illustrator of over 30 books. It also houses a reconstruction of his studio and a collection of hand tools. Sloane built a pioneer cabin described in the book “Diary of an Early American Boy” an 1805 diary that he published. Also on the museum property is the Kent Iron Furnace which began productions of pig iron in 1826 and continued until 1892. Remains of the granite blast furnace can be seen below the museum.

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park

Fort Griswold State ParkLocated in Groton, CT. This fort played a key role in the early days of the Revolutionary War. It defended the port of New London which was a supply center for the new Continental Army. It is also the site of the 1781 massacre led by the traitor, Benedict Arnold. The park is open year round but the museum and monument are only open in the summer, Wed-Sunday.